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Track Defects and Track-Train Interactions

Undergraduate | TAS-JEE153 | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
Duration
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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$3,085

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Track Defects and Track-Train Interactions

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the students should be able to:

    1. Identify and describe important defects in track with a view to mitigating their effects on the life of the track.
    2. Describe the growth, detection and consequences of defects in rails to help assure effective rail maintenance.
    3. Explain the management and mitigation of risks from track & rail defects, for the safe operation of trains.
    4. Define and describe the dynamic interactions and forces between trains and track so that the wheel-rail interface can be managed properly.
    5. Explain key characteristics of the wheel-rail interface and its relationship to track alignment and stability for effective design of track.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core

  • TAS-ENR-DIP-2024 - Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail Specialisation)

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: During the semester there are four 1-hour web conferences

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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